BPIP Internship Fund Information Sessions are offered throughout the fall and spring. Announcements of CDC workshops and events are sent out regularly through the CDC Career Insider blog, listed on the CDC's website calendar, and listed on the Bridge calendar. Students are also encouraged to attend the CDC's Steps to Success workshops on internships and resumes.
Students are advised to have their resume and personal statements reviewed prior to submitting them. Stop by the CDC and meet with a CDC Peer Specialist or a Career Counselor (by appointment or during Quick Questions, M-F, 1:30-3:30 p.m.) to have materials reviewed. Students can also schedule an appointment with a counselor by emailing the CDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When students secure a phone/in-person interview with an organization, they need to be sure to discuss the following items:
Once a student has secured an internship, he/she will need to ask the sponsoring organization to complete the Organization Form Letter, which must be on the organization's letterhead and provide the following information:
This is a competitive selection process. It is in the student's best interest to apply to other internship opportunities and/or summer jobs in addition to the BPIP Internship Fund.
Students studying abroad during the spring semester are eligible to apply to the BPIP Internship Fund and must submit their application and Organization Form Letter by the application deadline.
** The BPIP Internship Fund Selection Committee reserves the right to refuse any internship based on consensus of the committee.
Review the Application Rubric to be sure you have everything the Selection Committee requires.
The BPIP Internship fund application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 18, 2015. Applications will not be accepted after the March 18 deadline.
As part of the application, you must upload the following documents in pdf format on the application itself (use the link in the paragraph above to access the online application). You must also apply on The Bridge and upload your résumé there as well.
Mentors are essential to the success of this program. A mentor will be expected to:
The Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) Internship Fund is a competitive summer internship program that provides a $3,000 stipend to selected undergraduate students who have secured an unpaid, full-time internship with a nonprofit organization.
Past Fellows & Internship Fund Recipients: BPIP would love to hear from you! We are always interested in what you are currently doing and if you are interested in assisting with the future development of BPIP.
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